Can’t-Wait Wednesday- Spring by Ali Smith

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. You can find out more here.

This week I’m waiting on: Spring by Ali Smith


Expected Publication: March 28th


From Goodreads:

From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet

Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing.


I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring since I read Autumn and Winter in January of last year. The entire premise of the Seasonal Quartet is so clever and Ali Smith really does have an incomparable way with words. I can’t wait to see what Spring has in store and whether or not it will supplant Autumn as my new favorite of the series. One to pre-order for sure!




Are you interested in this too? What book(s) are you waiting on this week?


8 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday- Spring by Ali Smith

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    1. I’ve actually only read Autumn and Winter so far, but Autumn worked well as a starting point for me. I’ve heard excellent things about How to Be Both, and hope to pick up my copy later this year. It seems like a lot of people start with that one too. Let me know if you give any of her work a try soon!


    1. You definitely don’t need to read them in order; each book stands on its own. That said, there was a teeny tiny callback in Winter to the previous Autumn that connected both books and made them even more meaningful. I would imagine the same may happen again with Spring. But not knowing about those connections won’t lessen your enjoyment of the books. You can just pick up whichever one you’re most interested in at the moment!

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  1. Ali Smith is such an interesting writer; for me she’s a bit of an acquired taste but I have really enjoyed what I’ve read of her work. I read How to be Both some years ago and thought it was great; it was so imaginative and well written I always meant to go back and read more of her work. I did manage Autumn, which I also greatly enjoyed but Winter has been sitting unread on the shelf for some time now. Somehow reading a book titled “Spring” just seems so seasonal right now, doesn’t it?

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    1. I think your description of her writing is spot on! Her prose isn’t easy, and I definitely have to be in the right mood for it, but it’s always so interesting, creative, and playful. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed How to Be Both so much; I have a copy waiting on my shelf and hope to pick it up later this year. Also, I don’t blame you a bit for not wanting to read Winter at the moment. Bring on Spring: both the book AND the season, I say!!


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